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Save Our Seabirds

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1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1000
+1 941-388-3010
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Disappointing visit after Mote Aquarium

This attraction is on the same property as Mote. Although there is a reduced entry fee if you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tom646
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Belmont, New Hampshire
My toddler loved seeing all the birds.

I hate giving a bad review for something that I know has great intentions and is trying to do a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luv2TravelNEGirl
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see up to 250 birds of 30 different species up close and personal every day. Family Friendly Pricing of $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12. Educational tours available upon prior request. (Former site of Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary)
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“injured birds” (29 reviews)
“sea birds” (56 reviews)
“mote aquarium” (43 reviews)
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1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1000
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"injured birds"
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"sea birds"
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"mote aquarium"
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"feathered friends"
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"fishing line"
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"bird lovers"
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"poor birds"
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"permanent residents"
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"wide variety of birds"
in 5 reviews
"bird hospital"
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"love birds"
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"dedicated staff"
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"florida birds"
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"on display"
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"great place to learn"
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"different species"
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"money goes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is on the same property as Mote. Although there is a reduced entry fee if you have a Mote ticket, it is not worth the visit. Many of the species we not in their cages, There is an abundance of deferred maintenance and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate giving a bad review for something that I know has great intentions and is trying to do a really good thing for animals. However, I really think they should fully team up with Mote Marine and be one of their exhibits instead of...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
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SaveOurSeabirds, General Manager at Save Our Seabirds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Luv2TravelNEGirl, and thank you for your visit and your review. As you may know, Save Our Seabirds is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is completely separate from Mote Marine Aquarium. We have tried numerous times to partner with Mote to create a single,...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great little stop along the walk between the two Mote buildings. We got in for half price ($6) with our Mote tickets and expected a short little walk through a few different bird exhibits but this place is bigger than it looks! Over a hundred...More

Thank Aaron A
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a great little facility helping to save injured birds. Some cannot be released, but will live out their lives in lovely aviaries with the best care. It was great to have a list of the birds they have on permanent display and to...More

Thank MrsHelenB7777
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Such a unique opportunity to view Florida's birds up close! Visiting a place for injured animals could be a sad experience, but the care and dedication for the birds at this rescue is so evident that it's uplifting. This should be a must-see for families...More

Thank mamasfavorite
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Quiet....informative...even with so many beautiful birds on display! Always a different group every time you go. Memberships a must for Birders! Do your coastal conservationists duty and pay them a visit! Your ticket gets you into Mote Marine at half off!

Thank TIE T
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is the place we did not have time for when visiting Mote so we decided to come back. This is our sort of place, not pretentious just doing what it does best, looking after injured birds and letting us, the public, come in a...More

Thank hobokiwi
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Across from the Mote Aquarium and well worth your time. They rescue a plethora of birds and they have a lot to see. Inexpensive AND educational. A great place for adults to learn and also a wonderful place to teach your children about nature &...More

Thank CazilleFamily
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We found SOS while we were visiting Mote Aquarium. Admission is $12.00/adult and $6.00/children. If you have your ticket from Mote tickets are 1/2 price. Large number of birds who have been injured in accidents, by other animals and humans. Tragic, but the staff and...More

Thank Sherry J
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Despite the name of this facility, many of the birds here are not seabirds. There are owls and hawks and vultures here, for instance. But there are also pelicans and cormorants and anhingas. Egrets too. What almost all of the birds share is an injury,...More

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Response from TIE T | Reviewed this property |
45 min to an hour. maybe longer if you watch the videos in their outdoor theater. have fun!
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